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Metallurgical Testing

What Does Metallurgical Testing Mean?

Metallurgical testing refers to the collection of inspections and empirical examinations that are conducted on a metal to verify its properties prior to bending, shaping or other forms of physical manipulation. Metallurgical testing is used to determine the appropriateness of a particular metal for a given application.

Metallurgical testing may also be known as metallurgical evaluation, examination or analysis.

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Corrosionpedia Explains Metallurgical Testing

Metallurgical testing typically uses microscopy to provide vital details about the structure and properties of a metal or alloy sample. The process makes use of a metallography examination or analysis.

Metallurgical testing includes an examination of the following core properties:

  • Tensile strength
  • Hardness
  • Elasticity
  • Grain size
  • Surface contamination
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Synonyms

Metallurgical Analysis, Metallurgical Evaluation, Metallurgical Examination

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